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convey to their governments. >> certainly in my time since being in the business of fbi agent since 2004 in this committee i have always found the best way to determine a
-ranking corporate executive who ever worked as a cooperating witness with the fbi, who was producing evidence of an international price-fixing conspiracy at a company called archer daniels midland, on one level. on the second level, it's the story of how that individual, during the entire time he was working with the government and working as a senior officer at the company, was simultaneously losing his mind.
? >> guest: i--it was interesting the first time the story came up was--there had been raids by the fbi on five companies, and it had really not attracted a lot of attention. then there was an article in the wall street journal that revealed that the cooperating witness was this very senior-ranking executive at adm, and that was tantalizing because, i mean, adm, particularly to people in washington, is known as an exceptionally powerful, exceptionally secretive company the idea that somebody was out there recording everyone inside without their knowledge was--was
-destructive investigations in fbi history. this being, as far as we know one of the first mole hunts within the fbi agency. when did this happen? how did it come about? >> guest: well, it was the first mole hunt and it is in the current october of the sony and. i broke that story. i heard about it. it was very secret. the fbi still won't talk about it. but here's what happened, in 1962, a long time ago, a russian spy, kgb agent officer in new york city walked into the fbi building in manhattan and volunteered his services. he said he was discontent. his talents were being recognized. a familiar story when people come over and offer to work for the united states. the fbi people said well, what you're taking a big chance to walk into our building here on 69th street because you might have been seen, you know, some doubt no doubt some of your people and our building. he said no, our people are all up meeting at this moment with your guy. i was telling the fbi that the russians had a mole inside the fbi and the russians called him. well, the fbi immediately launched a mole hunt to try and find trans eyes. bec
the second son? this is how he ended up. this is with the fbi surveillance video. in the mid '80s he paid his dues with the government the most probable cause for the wiretaps rudy guiliani came from senior. he calls it the championships season in the book that the mafia the back was broken by carmine on the left he goes to prison head of the colombo ohio you have to have the middle name a few are in the mob. this is one of the stories from vegas that is like wow. the underboss that set over after they went to way. they went after john gotti they put a bomb bender frankie heart he died blown to bits. so now there is a contract out the three young guys came to shoot him but he survived he wanted to know right away so this is the famous interview he did with bradley for "60 minutes" talking about the most famous murder one of the shooter's he got the mafia cops those who were visiting in vegas i actually wrote a pilot for a series called missing persons in my middle career i was the episodic show runner i started of crime story my first trip to las vegas i tell people i started the top and work
2008. his 29-year career in the fbi included 11 years as a member of the u.s. government senior executive service. he directed the office of international operations which included officers at fbi headquarter in washington, d.c., and 76 legal offices in us embassy and consulate worldwide. he served as a member of the executive committee of inter poll. >> thank you. i would like to -- i guess amplify what spike talked about in term of organized crime and basically the evolution of the u.s. efforts to combat it. both domestically here and working throughout the world with other organizations to try to stop it. much has been made over the years that organized crime and terrorist groups were going to form a partnership that would be devastating to the united states, developed countries, and developing countries. what we have seen over the years it's not exactly worked out that for several reasons. in the areas where they cooperated a great deal they have expertise in explosive i have, creating fax travel documents, accessing the global financial networking, committing violence -- wh
booknotes. "the informant" is the count of the fbi and justice department collaboration with the high-level informant to collect information implicatiimplicati ng a large corporation. in this booknotes interview from 2000 author kurt eichenwald reveals how the scandal in the mid-1990s was complicated when the government discovered its source a senior executive at the firm was involved in his own illegal activity. this is the second part in a two-part series. you can watch the first part on line on c-span: kurt eichenwald, what is the brief synopsis of "the informant?" >> guest: "the informant" is about the highest-ranking corporate executive who ever worked as a cooperating witness with the fbi, who was producing evidence of an international price-fixing conspiracy at a company called archer daniels midland, on one level. on the second level, it's the story of how that individual, during the entire time he was working with the government and working as a senior officer at the company, was simultaneously losing his mind. and, ultimately, that sends the case spinning out of
the fbi in 76 offices overseas, including, i had agents assigned at europol, interpol, u.n. headquarters in new york. among discussions was either to eliminate or cut by 50% the fbi's international offices. again, another act of absolute stupidity. i want to go to the hill and argue anybody who raises the issue to tell them how stupid it is, why we need the relationships, why we need representations, and how every day it affects u.s. and health of the u.s. national security. an example of that, a particular u.s. senator i will not name, landed once in a foreign country, greeted by the fbi agent there, and his remark was, well, i guess the fbi's sun never sets on the fbi. the agent was polite and everything, but he could have said, the sun never sets on u.s. interests either, pal. [laughter] thank you. [applause] >> we have a lot of agreements and initiatives that i had to talk about the americas with the americans. i'm concerned about how demanding that it's been used to help been misused, and who -- a lot of money has been lost, and more concerning to me is to see that a lot of people t
security. an fbi special agent in charge of intelligence of former u.s. ambassador to pakistan, and a senior of aclu attorney took part at event hosted by the rand corporation in california. this is just over an hour. >> now, let me introduce the speakers. i won't tell -- you have to figure out who they are. they are not seated yet. it's a great topic and a great panel. henry willis is one of the young stars of the organization will moderate. he's both a senior analyst and professor at the party rand graduate school. that's him on the far end. he's an e pert on risk analysis. a risk analysis decision technique caused a wide range of issue and most recently testified before congress applying it to homeland security issues. next is rafael george garcia. the special agency in charge of the intelligence division in los angeles. mr. bill lewis was unable to participate. and we are glad that george can representative the fbi tonight. he worked in various capacity with the fbi since 1995. focusing on intelligence, counterterrorism, and wmentd wmd. his work has taken him, obviously, to
pacific aired mr. apuzzo, was the cia or fbi aware of najibullah zazi prior? >> guest: no, the intelligence of the n.y.p.d. had these huge programs designed to catch somebody like zazi. that infiltrated zazi's mosque and turned it into a cooperator. they had infiltrated one of his co-conspirators student groups. they had built files on all the restaurants in his neighborhood. they had been even to the ymca down the street wire zazi lived. he is well intended to catch somebody like this before they became a terrorist and they failed at every turn. meanwhile, this machine is generating huge amounts of information on innocent people appear to people talking on a coffee shop about what they thought about president bush's state of the union address. people are barbershop or address in traditional muslim attire that goes in a police file. where people watch soccer, where people watch cricket you end up with a huge amount of data. what we show if there is a process in place that did work and hopefully relieve americans with a sense, you know, of hope that a lot of what felt on 9/
would see one side and the fbi the other. so the question is how can we connect these dots in what you are seeing him do it in the least intrusive manner and thanks to you, the senate ,-com,-com ma the executive branch and the courts we have programs to do that. congressman king thank you for your comments. i know what you done in new york and the statements you have made are greatly appreciated and i would tell you that every person at nsa and the military still remembers that day and our commitment to those people that we will not forget. but that doesn't mean we are going to trample on our civil liberties and privacy. so the issue is how do we do both because of the constitution that we all swore to uphold and defend and that's what we are doing. look at the program that we have we as american citizens everyone at this table is also an american citizen, have agreed that we would take our personal data and put it into a pile, a lock docs that would only be looked at when we had reasonable and articulable suspicion that we had connection to a foreign al qaeda or related terrorist grou
, so, you know, really criminal at the grossest level. >> i was running the fbi at the time, had joint wiretaps, and our organized crime task forces going back decades proceeding 9/11. many task forces, organized crime terrorism, safe streets, violence crime in place for many, many years. the day after 9/11, we have our very patriotic members in new york saying, you know -- i'll leave out the expletives. those feds took us out of waste hauling, construction, the laborers union, which was involved at major construction sites, they did all of this damage to us over the last 20 years, but now the reconstruction and the knee jerk reaction after 9/11, we're back in business. we're going to send people to washington. we're going to try to go after the contracts. we're going to go after, as doug mentioned, the carting, the waste hauling of the debris. one of the things that happened after the immediate response to ground zero was then to be just putting the material, the raw material, into dump trucks, taking it across the river to new jersey to landfills where teams of police and fbi agents
. >> and it's certainly, in my time since being in this business as an fbi agent and since 2004 on this committee, i always found the best way to determine a foreign leaders' intentions is to somehow either get close to a foreign leader or actually get communications of the foreign leaders, would that be accurate? >> yes, it would. >> and is, say for how many years -- you've been in the intelligence business a very long time. is this something new and different that the intelligence committee might try to target foreign leaders' intentions to dry to determine the best policy for the united states of america? >> it's one of the first things i learned in intelligence school in 1983 that this is the fundmental given in the intelligence business is leadership intentions, no matter what level you're talking about. that can be military leaders as well. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence service, our leaders, or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> are you familiar with a story re
are mostly authorized by section 215 of the patriot act. specifically, section 215 permits the f.b.i. to seek a court order directing a business to turn over certain records when there are reasonable grounds to believe that the information sought is relevant to an authorized investigation of international terrorism. madam president, relevance has been found by the courts to be a broad standard that, in effect, allows large volumes of data to be collected. these same records can be combed through in order to identify smaller amounts of information that are relevant to an ongoing investigation. so to put it in other words, it's been aestablished that section 215 allows for massive amounts of data to be collected in order to find the fine knee amount of data that would solve an investigation regarding international terrorism. the courts reason that this is permitted because, when submitted, it is likely that the data will produce information that will then help the f.b.i. millions of americans' call records are collected and stored by the n.s.a. because a few numbers may solve an authorized inve
-up, there is a very close review of the ras determination itself. what is your review of how the fbi uses the information that is generated? >> we use the information as it was indicated to further our investigative efforts so we can open up on their investigation perhaps, or we can open up an investigation. but it's the sort of review process to go and look at what was the outcome, how was it used, how do we come from or not confront an individual to the tracing all the way down to the street or to the fbi follow-up investigation. what sort of assessment or tracking is there on that? >> i think what you are referring to is the oversight and compliance efforts we have both internal and external up to and through congress as well as the department of justice, department of justice inspector general, department of justice routinely reviews and audits internally from the street level, for example, the investigative cases that we have by preview for supervisors every 90 days to see what the status is. in addition to that, the fbi has an office of compliance where we are continuously looking a
they supposed to do. >> with this secret clearance there's an fbi check done. we get the fbi data base and the fbi reveals arrests it frequently doesn't reveal the dispositions of cases hangedded at the state and local level. the fbi record revealed that mr. alexis had been charged and arrested for what was called malicious mischief. and under the existing standards, our job or the job of the contractor in this case was to go out and find out what the dispositions of the charge. and find out more information about the charge. some have questioned now why opm investigators did not go get a police report. well, the reason the police report was not obtained was because they have different rules about what they supply to us. and in this case, we had experience with seattle, seattle did not provide police reports. and they have their own good reason. i'm sure. but so what we were referred to by the seattle was this state data base. the state of washington, their court records. that's where we went. and that reveal that mr. alexis was charge but the charges were not -- >> i appreciate i'm ov
of view. and, obviously, to the fbi for whom this program is beneficial. so from nsa's point of you i think we've made a few points publicly, which is found this is a valuable program, that along with many other surveillance tools contributes to our mission. it was intended to help cover a team can make the connections between foreign threats and any -- they might have. i think i would make the point though that 215 in particular, which is the telephone m.e.d.i.c. program, maybe i should just start with a success odyssey the panel is well versed in this program, only involves telephone metadata. does not involve any content of telephone calls. does not involve any identifying subscriber information and an essay does not collect any location. this tool is used about as a discovery to in order to to discover, on earth potential is to domestic to the international threat but if such tips are evidenced when over to the fbi for further investigation. i think though that in the public debate there's been a lot of discussion of name applaud without this tool inevitably what happened and i th
. with the secret clearance is there is an f.b.i. check. we get the f.b.i. database and they reveal arrests. it does not reveal the disposition of cases that are handled at the state and local level. and so the f.b.i. record revealed that mr. alexis had been charged and arrested for what was called malicious mischief and under the existing standards, our job or the job of the contractor, in this case, was to go out and find out what the disposition of that charge was and to find out more information about the charge. now, some have questioned now why o.p.m.'s investigators did not go get a police report. well, the reason that a police report was not obtained was because, you know, there were like 1,700 localities, law enforcement jurisdictions. they all have different rules about what they're going to supply to us. in this case, we had experience with seattle. seattle did not provide police reports and they have their own good reasons, i'm sure. but -- so what we were referred to by seattle was the state database. the state of washington, their court records and that's where we went. that revealed t
revelations of colintelpro were brought forward by citizens who broke into the fbi and local office in pennsylvania. at that time out raged publicly was so enormous that the programs were quickly stopped. although j. edgar hoover did say he considered them a success and there was great possibility they could be reopened in the future. but church who is a democrat from idaho said every presidential administration in the past be it republican or democrat had abused their power and he's had quote the nsa's capability at any time could be turned around on the american people and no american would have any privacy left. if any did cater ever took over the nsa would enable it to impose total tyranny. there would be no way to fight back. i don't think it's true there's no way to fight back. we have choices we can make us consumers and quite honestly consumerism has brought us to a large degree to where we are now. i think we have seen such failures of government officials who have taken an oath to uphold the constitution to really do their job. it's worth reminding us that as we the people
it. that may just be because the n.y.p.d. is twice the size of the fbi. there's no police department who has the manpower, 35,000 people to create this kind of unit. they have the political will to do it. kerry sanchez, the sky from the cia testified before congress, nascar the n.y.p.d. does counterterrorism. one of the things he said to congress, we believe you can no longer look at activities that would traditionally be protected by the first and fourth amendments. we no longer look at them as protected by the first amendment. we have to look at them through the lens has been potential precursors to terror with them. nobody stopped to say, wait a minute, the n.y.p.d. is in the constitution. congress said thank you. there is a fundamental shift in american policing that new yorkers have given them the political cover. pray kelley remains very popular. so they have the political cover to do it. >> host: we have been talking with matt apuzzo come closer prizewinner for investigative reporting. here is his book cowritten with adam >> hall -- a thank you for recovery knowledge. c-span2.
the fbi, the department of justice, the department of treasury? 15 years later. the only time -- and i have used the information that i've gotten from an soi request. but one time, years ago, when they opened the first ladies exhibit in in the smithsonian, they had a big plexiglass display of jackie o. and nancy reagan, the covers of the book. i didn't know about this, but a reporter from "the associated press" called and said ms. kelley, i want to get your reaction. your books are displayed in the first lady's exhibit as showing how powerful these first ladies are that they can get looks like this written about them. she wrote an article and i sent it to my father. and my father was then 85. he said he was going to come back to washington to see it. he was very proud. i went down to the first lady's exhibit with my godchild and we took a picture of it. drag about it. my father travels all the way across the country. he goes to the exhibit. he comes back and tells my husband and myself. i said daddy you can't miss it, it's huge. it wasn't fair. so we all went back and it wasn't there.
at my request the congressional research service analyzed fbi data on justifiable homicide before and after the 2000 waive of "stand your ground" law's and found that racial disparities clearly increased and i'll be putting the crs menu in there -- it's time for "stand your ground" law's to be reviewed and reconsidered. whatever the motivation behind it it's clear these laws often go too far in encouraging confrontations that escalate into deadly violence. they are resulting in unnecessary tragedies and they are diminishing accountability under our justice system. i am pleased that the efforts to reconsider these laws are now underway. earlier this month one of the legislators who drafted florida's law joined with some of its chief opponents in a bipartisan effort to change the law. they have been passed in the state senate committee in florida. there is more that needs to be done but we seem to be moving past the question of whether "stand your ground" law should be fixed and now we should be looking at the best way to fix x it. i urge other states that have "stand your ground" l
with nsa officials? is no set schedule, but they are often up there, the fbi, cia, with pieces related to intelligence gathering. we have got all the other afro -- alphabet soup agencies coming to our committee from time to time to talk about what is happening. host: have you ever attended a pfizer court seizure? >> that is not allowed. why not let an intelligence member in? guest: i do not know. was the case, giving the close hold they have on the process. one of the things we're looking at is how do we open up those court operations without revealing sources, methods, giving away trade secrets, so to speak, getting more visibility and transparency into that process. do someoing to have to things to regain the trust of the american people and it may well mean that we have to open up some issues that you would rather not. issues that we really should not or would not otherwise have done , trying to reestablish some sense of confidence in the american people that we are not spying on each other or gathering e-mails from twitter and facebook. all the stuff the newspaper is reporting with
is associate a number, and then give that to fbi and let them too -- do that. you know, this is 5 hugely important point brought up because i think it's important for the american people to understand that we're not collecting contents of the e-mail or phones or listening to that. you see that coming around. we don't have that information nor do we collect that. we have what's in the business record fisa, and what we're authorized under a fisa court warned, and if it's a u.s. person we have to get that, and even if they are are overseas with the app rat tis. this is a huge point. i think a lot of people assume because we can, we are seeing this system has tremendous oversight and controls, its focus, and if we make a mistake, even in transition, we report it. this is not, nor have we seen where anybody other than the 12 cases over a decade is anybody going out and collecting on u.s. persons ill leetly. we're not doing it, and if we find somebody do it, we'll hold them accountable. that's a guarantee. >> well, i'm running out of time, but, you know, i just wanted to make a point that a lo
conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> earlier today a former fbi director of international operations talked about rise of organized crime and difficulty in curtailing it, particularly marijuana trafficking. here are some of his comments to the american bar association national security law forum. again, this happened earlier today. >> you know, the has already committed that organized crime, particularly in latin american countries has been able to make billions trafficking marijuana and other contraband, other drugs and other contraband materials. i don't know really how successful we would be and i would agree about the success that might or might not happen from legalizing marijuana. the example i would use is that when alcohol was legal in the united states you did not have look oh so no stroke involved in any great way. they did gambling, prostitution. their normal knuckle dragging racketeering things but they were not large-scale threats that they became. when prohibition goes into effect it's a bonanza. they make billions. it creates the al capone's and the lucky luciano knows
and questioning them in a traditional law enforcement second. i debate that a little bit. i think the fbi has has success in getting information out of people in the traditional setting. even granting for the moment that maybe there's more information you can get out of the military custody setting, the downside of the perpetual war approach is what is being missed. the fact that our allies, the muslim world, the u.s. citizens get tired of a perpetual war approach. now to the extent and that's why close in guantÁnamo, the other thing i didn't mention, we need to move towards getting rid of indefinite detention, of getting rid of the notion that we in the u.s. and equally amongst all countries have the right to grab anyone in the world and hold them without charge indefinitely. we may have a justification for that. i understand the benefit of it, but the downside in terms of winning the broader ideological war is enormous. you cannot simply be dismissed. as much as i would like -- as much as some people like to live in the world that once we decide some is important to us, everyone else has to fa
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of their class of the fbi leaders that our commanders now they call them or boards and data entered the fray. with the soviets left the all started to fight each other then came the taliban. doubt we are in the country. we have the same idea that the soviets had which was this is a primitive country in a lot of trouble and if we can restore everything and produce material benefits for the people they will be grateful and come to our side. there is more to it. afghans are interested in material benefits but there is a question of the of institution, a society society, seoul, a family structure, reconciliation of all contending factors on the afghans seem. the taliban business is not completely separate from the contentions with in afghan society over dominating the identity of afghanistan.
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